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CIVIC SERVICES Turn in 13,145 Hours of Work In Southeastern North Carolina in 1940 Boy Scouts of the Cape Fear area council performed 13,145 hours of civic service in communities through out Southeastern North Carolina dur ing 1940, David D. Liles, scout execu tive, reported yesterday. Scouts assisted the state highwaj patrol, schools, churches, American Red Cross, Wilmington police depart ment, Fayetteville Community Chest and the selective service boards in a number of communities during the past year, Liles said. Total membership increased from 1,085 to 1,350 and cub membership from 60 to 82. Eleven leadership training courses were conducted for scoutmasters and commi 11 e e m e n, with 153 certificates being awarded to those participating. During 1940 Scouts qualified for 278 second class, 183 first class, 124 star, 63 life, 31 Eagle rank, 26 bronze palms, 11 gold palms, one silver palm, two combination Eagle palms, 2,155 merit badges, 10 ordinary, and two quartermaster sea scout ranks. In addition to canning, which was engaged in by 84 per cent of the membership, the council promoted a scouting activity, program which in cluded camporees, field meets, rallies, first aid demonstrations, and mobili zations "The final picture of our council continues to improve. Our audit statement shows that total expendi tures for the last fiscal year amount ed to $7,245.75 with all current bills paid in full and our indebredness of some years past still further cur tailed,” Liles said. The Cape Fear area council will begin the observance of the 31st an niversary of the founding of the Boy Scout movement at the monthly court of honor in Wilmington, Mon day, February 3. PROBE IS HELD IN GREEN DEATH Coroner’s Jury Rules Negro Died from Hit-and-Run In juries by Unknown Party A coroner’s jury conducting an inquest into the hit-and-run auto mobile accident death of Melvin Green, 52-year old negro, who died Jan. 23, ruled last night that he came to his death from injuries received when stuck by an automo bile driven by a party unknown to the jury. Coroner Asa W. Allen said the jury spent all day invetigating the death and that all possible clues proved to be groundless when examined. Green, it developed during the morning session of the jury with testimony of Willie Owen-, negro friend of the slain man, was struck almost instantly as he stepped out of Owens’ parked automobile. The death car sped on without slacken ing its pace, Owens testified. Green died of skull injuries the following day. Other witnesses during the early portion of the investig ition were Dr. E. W. Adair, who fixed the cause of death, and Po’’ce Officer Shelby Russ. 3 FARMERS’ CLUB WILL MEET ON FEBRUARY 6 Discussion of Outlook for 1941 Crops Scheduled at Monthly Gathering Tire next monthly supper meeting of the Farmers’ club will be held at 7:30 o’clock Thursday night, Feb ruary 6, at the community house in Castjfc Haynes, the office of R. W. Salphin, county farm agent, reported resterday. Program features will include a discussion of the outlook for 1941 crops by a representative from the department of agriculture in Wash ington and a film showing minor ele ment deficiencies on a wide range of crops. Club members and their guests who p’an to attend are asked to make reservations in advance to the county agent’s office, in* the. custem, house not later than Wednesday. February 5 SUB LAUNCHED NEW LONDON. Conn.., Jan. 31. ._(#)—The submarine Grayback, the U. S. Navy’s latest undersea craft, slid swiftly down the ways here today in a grim atmosphere and with a minimum of fanfare. 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Answers to one question in the survey of public opinion in February Fortune Magazine indicate a majority of Americans are not only dis posed to do more for Britain than is now being done but also, as far as actual material aid is concerned, apparently willing to go even beyond the President’s lease-end proposal. Survey, depicted above, was made before Mr. Roosevelt propounded his suggestion for lend and leasing war materials to Britain and before his fireside call upon the nation to make the l!. S. the “arsenal of democracy.” Wheeler’s Belief Of German Domination Is Aired By F. R. I WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—GP)— ■ President Roosevelt said today he had been informed that Senator Wheeler (D-Mon.), a leading op ponent of his foreign policy and an advocate of a negotiated peace in Europe, had expressed the opinion in 1934 or 1935 that Nazi domi nation of Europe was inevitable. What, the President asked, after making this r.ssertion at a press conference, does one do if he has made up his mind that something is inevitable? For his authority, Mr. Roosevelt cited the late William Dodd, former ambassador to Germany. Dodd, he said, had told him directly that he heard Wheeler make the state ment in question. The subject was raised by a re porter who told of having read Dodd’s diary in a magazine. He said it spoke of a dinner at the home of Rexford G. Tugwell, for mer presidential advisor, attended by an un-named senator who ad vocated Nazi domination of Eu rope. The President said Dodd told him that at the dinner in question Wheeler made the statement that Nazi domination of Europe was in evitable. He also quoted Dodd as having said there was talk that the safety of the United States lay in taking over Canada, Mexico and the five Central American coun tries. “Is it asserted here,” a reporter asked, “that Senator Wheeler ad vocated Nazi domination of Eu rope?” He (the senator) said it was in evitable, the President . ''plied. The President was next asked whether Wheeler favors such dom ination, and answered with a ques tion of his own: What does one do if he has made up his mind that something is inevitable? He added that inevitable was a r-etty com prehensive word. The Chief Executive said he did not care to comment on the inci dent. He was appearing, he said, in the role of a corroborating wit ness, and would not answer a question wheher he had reason to believe Wheeler still holds the view attributed to him. Ilhe ques tion he said was too iffy. Senator Wheeler was out of Washington tonight and his office staff said they did not know where he could be reached for comment. Wheeler, who has been suffering with a cold, departed several days ago for a brief rest, it was said, and left no forwarding address. 5 Official Raleigh Shocked And Then Captivated By Hepburn By FRANK B. GILBRETH RALEIGH, Jan. 31.—Ml—Official Raleigh was shocked — and then captivated—by the freckle - faced girl who wore pants to a formal reception in her honor at the Gov ernor’s mansion. The reception got underway at 10:45 o’clock last night, and for mally dressed guests stood around in polite little groups for three quarters of an hour before the girl in pants made her entrance. The entrance broke the ice. Katherine Hepburn, flapping arti ficial eyelashes which protruded like black canopies, stood there grinning and inhaled a cigarette to the heels of her gum-sole shoes. And the first thing you noticed was the pants. They were light tan gaberdine, and might have had a military appearance if they hadn’t draped the underpinning of Miss Hepburn. The whispers were audible throughout the mansion — "She’s wearing pants!” Then official Raleigh flocked about Miss Hhepburn, who had just appeared in a one-night perform mance here of “The Philadelphia Story,” and she turned on the charm. One whispered aside won Mrs. Broughton, wife of the Governor. A moment after one of the Brough tons’ sons was introduced, Miss Hepburn said to his mother: "He’s the cutest thing I ever saw.” Frujt juice (non alcoholic) and sandwiches were the refreshments, . i and Governor Broughton and for mer Governor Ehringhaus were so solicitous that Miss Hepburn drank at least three glasses. And there was a flip, yet gra cious, reply to all the questions which started popping. What did Miss Kepburn think of the South? “Well the beds are fine. Making these one-day per formances, all I’ve had time to see are Southern beds and audi ences.” How about Southern audiences? “They’re the best I ever saw.” You mean they applaud at the right time? “Lord no. They laugh at the right time.” Is there a reason for the fact that Southern audiences are the best? “Yeah.” (with a broad “A”. What is the reason? “I’m not going to tell. It would be too un complimentary to the rest of the country.” ' 1 HEARING POSTPONED WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—(A*)— The federal power commission postponed today until March 10 a hearing on the Nantahala power and light company’s* appeal from a commission ruling that a feder al license was required for con struction of a $35,000,000 Fontana Hydroelectric plant in western North Carolina. 5 Enemies of the trans-oceanic cables are the teredos, worms that bore into the wirq _ THAI AND FRANCE SIGN ARMISTICE Four Months of Undeclared Warfare Along the Jungle Covered Border Ended By FRANK L. MARTIN, .JR. SAIGON, French Indo-China, Jan. 31. — UP) — Thailand (Siam) and French Indo-China ended four months of undeclared warfare along their 1,000-mile jungle-covered border today with an armistice drafted by Japanese mediators and signed at 6 p. m. (7 a. m„ E.S.T.) aboard the Japanese light cruiser Natori. The agreement left Thai forces in possession of several areas in Cam bodia, southern Indo-China, and one section in Laos, in the north. V es tablished a neutral zone extending ten kilometers (6.21 miles) on either side of a line fixed as the front at the official hour of cessation of hos tilities, 10 a. m., Jan. 28 (although fighting actually continued some hours longer.) This is to be the demarcation line pending signature of a peace treaty to be negotiated at Tokyo with Japan as mediator. The Thai forces had pushed well into Cambodia at several points and into Laos in one district. Thailand claims territory in both provinces which she says the ! rench snatched from her half a century ago. As the French and Thai delegates signed, the Natori swung at anchor in the Saigon river, near this city, winter administrative seat of the col ony. Other Japanese warships have been reported off Cap St. Jacques, 50 miles south of here. Thailand’s long-standing claims to portions of Cambodia and Laos set off the intermittent fighting late in September. Hundreds of soldiers on both sides have been reported killed, many towns bombed from the air and naval forces have clashed in the Gulf of Siam, with both sides claim ing to have sunk one or more units of the other’s fleet. Application for Crop Loans Now Available Applications for emergency crop and feed loans for Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow counties are now available, it was announced yesterday. Interested persons who need loans to carry on farming oper ations may now secure the neces sary forms at the following points in this territory: Mrs. Lydia Highsmith, receiving agent, Pender county farm agent’s office, Burgaw: Mrs. Mary Brown, receiving agent, agricultural build ing, Jacksonville; Miss Ruth Hol den, receiving agent, Brunswick county farm agent’s office. Supply; and W. F. King, field supervisor, room 223, postoffice building, Wil mington. These loans, at an interest rate of four per cent, are made avail able particularly for the small farmer to enable him to have im mediate funds with which he might pay cash for fertilizers in produc ing crops. 1 Cooperative Training Club Will Hold Meet The Cooperative Training club will hold its monthly meeting at 8 o’clock Monday night, February 3, room 308, New Hanover High school build ing, Marion Verzaal, president, an nounced yesterday. All employers and student-trainers who are cooperating with the cooper ative employment class at the school are invited to attend the next meet ing of the organization, which has the following objectives: To encourage efforts toward the development of leadership and schol arship, to encourage the undertaking of worthy projects during the school year, to foster the best possible spirit of cooperation, and to promote the growth and better understanding of trade and industrial and distributive education in the community. IRISH PREPARE DUBLIN, Jan. 31.—UP)—The Irish government announced tonight that it had provided for a system of military court trials which would become effective should the coun try be attacked by an “outside power” and would be comparable to the declaration of a state of siege or marial law. 5 FATALLY INJURED RUTHERFORDTON, Jan. 31.— (ff)—M. M. Lawson, 66, Miami, Fla., was fatally injured at near by Spindale last night by a truck. Coroner Robert Hovis said the ac cident was unavoidable. H. F CLARDY 8th and Nixon Sts. Palmolive Soap, 3 bars-20c Klek, 3 boxes-25c Cone. Super Suds, 3 boxes-25c Octagon Soap, 6 bars —-*— 25c Octagon Powder, 2 boxes Oct. Toilet Soap, 3 bars-14c Oct. Soap Flakes, 3 boxes-37c Octagon Cleanser. 2 boxes Oct. Gran. Soap, 8 boxes-"5c NOT FISHING ~] RALEIGH, Jan. 31.—WP)—“I’m going fishing,” Frank L. Dun lap told reporters today when asked how he intended to spend his 90 day leave of absence as chairman of the state highway and public works commission. Dunlap’s leave will start to morrow. He has been advised by his physician to take a rest. Dunlap has resigned as chair man, along with all the members of the commission, and most sources here are agreed that he will not be reappointed at the ex piration of his leave. D. B. McCrary of Asheboro, a member of the commission, will serve as acting chairman in Dunlap’s absence, but has an nounced that he would not ac cept the position permanently. DE GAULLE URGES FRENCH TO FIGHT Calls on Armies in Africa to Help ‘Complete Conquest Of Italian Libya’ LONDON, Jan. 31.—(#)—1The “Free French” commander, Gen eral Charles de Gaulle, called to day upon the unbeaten French armies under General Maxime Weygand in North and West Africa to throw off their “shameful” in ertia and help “complete the con quest of Italian Libya.” “Don’t you see it is up to you?” he asked, in a French language broadcast over the British broad casing company’s facilities. The British radio, quoting Radio Algiers, said Weygand would broad cast from that station Saturday evening to all French Africa. This was picked up in New York by CBS. It appeared possibly Wey gand would answer de Gaulle). It was an appeal for the Wey gand forces, sizeable, well-armed but immobilized by eir loyalty to Vichy and their recognition of the French-German armistice, to strike at Libya from Tunisia on the west, just as the British and “Free French” units are piercing that desert colony from the east. (There have been Axis indica tions that the Germans and Ialians might send warships and troops to Bizerte, Tunisia, if the Weygand armies made any such move as that urged by de Gaulle.) “The game is not finished,” de Gaulle declared. “The great battle of the Mediterranean will suddenly increase in scope like a powder dump when set on fire.” 5 REFUGE PROPOSED CHARLOTTE, Jan. 31— UP) — North Carolina and South Carolina game conservation officials will meet here Sunday to consider de tails of a proposal to establish a wild fowl refuge on the Catawba river south of the Belmont bridge on Highway No. 74. The confer ence will be at the estate of Cur tis Johnson on the river. 16 HAVE SIGNED NEW YORK, Jan. 31—UP)— The number of players who have sign ed New York Yankee contracts rose to 16 today with the receipt of the proper papers from George Washburn and John Lindell, right handed pitchers, and first baseman Johnny Sturm. W. M. TODD 613 CASTLE ST. DIAL 5251 GRADE “A" MARKET Fully Dressed. 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On the basis of information it said had come from many sources, the committee listed Belgian needs in order of urgency as: Wheat, canned foods and especi ally milk, meat, oil, iodine, cod liver oil and clothing. The committee, headed by Fred eric Dorsey Stephens, departed for Berlin after exhaustive studies in which it was aided in Belgium and Holland by Belgian, Dutch and German authorities. The need for whe-.t appeared most pressing. Some coming in from Russia, Germany and France, it was said, ~ut it was es timated by some that 300,000 ad ditional tons would be required be fore the 1941 harvest to increase rations to the point regarded as adequate for a scanty but suffi cient nourishment. The descriptions of Jhe situation in Belgium, as given to the com mittee, varied from a picture of hopelessness to the opinion in some quarters that with the cooperation of all neighboring countries and possibly the United States the emergency might be met. Stephens, in view of the diffi culties of transport and the ques tion of British and German views toward extending American aid to Belgium, made no prediction as to what the United States would be able to do. 1 Administration to Ask For Inter-American Bank WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—UP)—As a further step in strengthening Western hemisphere economy, the administration is preparing to ask Congress soon, it was learned to day, to hasten establishment of an inter-American bank. Eight other American republics have signified their intention of participating in the project which may become the chief inter-gov ernmental medium for stabilizing the economy and currency of Latin American nations. 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Waynick, a commis sion member, had drafted a re port and proposed bill, which the group considered today in a meet ing behind closed doors in the of fice of Labor Commissioner For rest H. Shuford. Shuford had an nounced earlier that he expected the report to be approved at the session. At the conclusion of the meet ing, however, the labor commis sioner said that the group had not reached an agreement, and „ reconvene here Tuesday u 0UJ(t ed that the report probably be made public Wednesday? j STILLS SPOTTED GOLDSBORO, Jan. 31 __ ® , D. Munn, federal alcohoV t.. agent, said today two illicit * had been spotted in this this week by the use of any.", 7 Officers on the ground were nn'tY fled by radio of the location’of the stills. . LINES COMPLETFD ROCKINGHAM. Jan. 31-(jPl_ Officials of the Pee Dee Klect'-ia Membership corporation aa nounced today completion of Rich! mend county lines and pians ^ energize the extensions within t\\0 weeks. 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